A 59-year-old man was kicked to the floor and stamped on as he walked home in Sale.
At around 8.45am on Saturday 14 September, police were called by the ambulance service to reports that a man had been assaulted on Urban Road.
A man was walking along the road when he was approached by two men who started talking to him.
The duo then punched and kicked the victim to the floor before stamping on his head and fleeing on foot.
The 59-year-old man who was attacked was taken to hospital with injuries to his head and shoulder. He remains in hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition.
One of the offenders has been described as white, of slim build and average height with short dark hair. He appeared to be in his late teens or early twenties and was wearing a black puffer jacket with dark jeans.
The other attacker has been described as mixed race, of slim build with an afro hair style. He was wearing a long sleeved grey top and also appeared to be in his early twenties.
Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information, images or footage to get in contact.
Detective Chief Inspector Jon Kelly, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: “An innocent man was simply walking home when he was brutally attacked by two men and left requiring hospital care.
“Thankfully the victim is in a stable condition but he has obviously been left incredibly shaken by his ordeal and we’re doing all we can to trace those responsible but we need the public’s help.
“We are treating this as an isolated incident but would encourage people to carefully consider the descriptions we have provided and call us if you think you’ve seen these men. You will see an increased police presence in the area over the coming days so please approach these officers with any questions or concerns you may have.
“I would urge anyone who thinks that might have witnessed this assault or anyone with any information that could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 7747 or 101 quoting incident number 927 of 14/09/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.